Running Crab Spider, Part II
Apollophanes margareta

running crab spider

This small male Philodromus Apollophanes margareta
has the longest legs I have seen yet on a crab spider.  I thought at first it had to be a cellar
spider but one look at the body and eyes closely told the tale.  Definitely a crab spider.  I know the male Long-legged Sac Spider
(yellow sac spider) has much longer legs than the female so maybe this is the case with Philodromus.  I wish I could have gotten
better photos but I had to stand on my tip toes to even get these shots.  © Carol Davis, 3-18-2009

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